Recently there has been a surge of interest in “narrative non-fiction” – that is, non-fiction that reads as smoothly as a good novel. In line with long-term interest among FNSB library patrons, here’s a list of readable and informative SCIENCE books. The titles here were all suggested by members of Noel Wien Library’s long-running Science Book Discussion Group (SBDG) and by subscribers to the Fiction_L mailing list (Fic_L), a long-running library-oriented online listserv.Share on Facebook
This time of the year can be harried and stressed as we work very hard to create the best, most special, and most memorable celebratory season ever. Therefore, please consider December’s display and booklist as a “tonic” to help you relieve that stress. How? Well, with a nice long list of humorous books, both fiction and non-fiction, ranging from laugh-out-loud to dark satire to the gently and wryly humorous. You just might find newer authors here, too – all of these were first published after the current millennium began. So, go forth, read – and ENJOY!Share on Facebook
It’s getting colder out there, and we’re turning more frequently to our favorite hot beverages to help us warm up. Since coffee and tea are the two ‘biggies’ in the world of hot beverages, here are two book lists with how-tos, recipes, facts, and fiction for those who are particularly partial to one or the other.Share on Facebook
October is the month where dark arrives earlier each day, culminating in Halloween. In honor of darkness and Halloween, this month’s display is devoted to ‘Horror – Best of Kind’. There are two booklists. One has several short annotated lists in several subsets of the Horror genre: Classic Horror, Humorous Horror, Psychological Horror, Creature Features, and, of course, Ghosts & Haunted Houses. The second list is designed as a ‘countdown’ of the
25 best new Horror books published in the first decade of the 21st Century. May these lists lead you to some chillingly creepy and ghoulishly grim dark nights of reading. Enjoy!
In honor of its Centennial in 2013, the U. S. Department of Labor, in partnership with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, developed a very diverse list of 100+ books that shaped our view of work in America. There are titles with reading appeal for just about every age group and every level of interest in the topic. The list is alphabetical by author. The dates in parentheses (–) following the author’s name indicate first date of publication / first edition; many have newer editions. Library locations/availability are at the end of each listingShare on Facebook